Advocacy for students
with disabilities

Hertog Education Law P.C.

Allison Hertog Special Education Lawyer


we're unique

We were deeply inspired to enter this field by childhood personal experiences.  Ms. Hertog is a former special education teacher and an attorney.  She’s overcome learning disabilities, herself.  Her parents were told by in elementary school that she would never go to college.  Ms. Fisch has a close relative with Downs Syndrome.  We both started as special ed teachers, and know this field inside and out. Guaranteed personal attention. 

Why Hire Ms. Hertog?

Special expertise in behavior problems

Ms. Hertog, nationally known in her field, has devoted her career to special needs children.  She’s one of only a handful of attorneys in the country who has a masters degree in behavior disorders/special education.  She holds a national reputation as an advocate for twice exceptional students of all ages.  Ms. Hertog will learn your situation inside and out, as if it were her own child.  Her biggest priority will be getting your goals met. 

How we take action

Core Services

This is a private law firm dedicated to advocating for students with special needs of all ages. We guarantee personal attention to your case, and will take the time to understand the details of your predicament.

Ms. Hertog is a nationally known advocate and litigator in special education.  Licensed to practice law in CA, FL and NY, she has hundreds of satisfied clients.  And when she and her clients have had to go to trial, they’ve prevailed or settled EVERY time.  Partner with her on your special education journey!

Having trouble navigating the IEP process? Want to get more for your IEP student without filing due process? You are definitely not alone.  We can help.

Ms. Hertog gets results for students who need accommodations all over the country.  She’s mastered the skill of advocating without the need for federal litigation.


Hear From Our Past Clients

  • anonymous

    Very happy with the results! I'm happy I found Allison to help me with my reconsideration process for testing accommodations. As someone with a medical condition and learning disability, I struggled to obtained my recommended accommodations for the Medical College Admissions Test. This was particularly challenging because I lived many years not knowing of my learning disability. I highly recommend Allison to anyone looking for help with testing accommodations. Allison is very compassionate and a great listener! Very thankful.

  • Carrie

    I have been blessed with having Ms. Hertog as an advocate for 2 of my children. My older daughter was originally diagnosed with one particular disability, but due to Allison's incredible background and experience with so many disabilities, she recommended that I have her checked for another one- and she was right! She even knew all of the local therapists in my area and was able to guide me to the best ones. My younger daughter is autistic and I also needed a compelling advocate to create the best possible IEP for her disabilities. Allison is simply the very best a family could ask for; empathetic, kind, patient, and she garners tremendous respect from colleagues in her field due to incredible intellect. Her unusual background with knowledge of Special Education, school system politics and legal expertise quite honestly make her far and away the most qualified. I have already recommended her to several other families. She has single-handedly improved the quality of my children's lives and I feel greatly indebted to her.

  • anonymous

    If there were more than 5 stars, Alliston Hertog would deserve them all. As an attorney myself, I have a deep understanding of what makes a lawyer standout. Knowledgeable, passionate, responsive, caring, accessbilble by text or email . . . Every box is checked in the case of Allison Hertog. There is nothing more important or difficult than dealing with issues involving our children. My son suffers from medical issues that impact his cognition, yet he is a bright student who does well in school. Allison helped me navigate a very difficult road with a national testing organization. She was strategic from a legal standpoint, and compassionate from a human standpoint. We consider ourselves very lucky to have had her on our team.

  • Barbara

    We were turned down twice for extra time from the ACT board for our daughter. We knew that she needed it. She was sent to a special school in kindergarten and has had it throughout her school career. After the second time of being rejected we were shocked! We had no time to waste. Thank goodness Ms. Hertog was referred to us and she believed strongly in our case. I don’t think we could have done it without her. Ms. Hertog knew how to use our materials in proving our case. It would have been a huge disservice for our daughter if we didn’t hire her! When all the proper paperwork was turned in it took only three days for them to accept her! It brought happy tears to my eyes!!! Without any hesitation I highly recommend Allison Hertog!

Attorney & President

Allison Hertog

Allison Hertog comes to the fields of special education and disability law with a highly unique background. One of only a handful of lawyers in the country who holds a Masters degree in special education. She gets the results parents want.  Because of Ms. Hertog’s unique talents and dedication, she’s gotten national attention.  See her reviews above!

Senior Advocate

Abby REIFMAN Fisch

Abby Reifman Fisch works to help families understand their rights and advocates for children with disabilities through consultations and at school meetings. Her extensive experience and knowledge as a former special education teacher and special needs advocate allows her to understand the complexities of working within the educational system and what it takes to make a difference in a student’s educational experience. She listens, strategizes, and acts according to parent goals and student need. See her AMAZING reviews here.

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